I read this thread yesterday afternoon after visiting Aaldering Winery.
The eight wines on their tasting platter were each described in poems written by their winemaker and his wife. They were
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018
A lively bond of kiwi fruit and lime,
revealed in your glass every time.
Aromas of crispy green fig on the nose,
fused with white lilies in an elegant pose.
Just as fresh as lemongrass and pear,
this is an ideal wine for you to share…
PINOTAGE BLANC 2017
She used to wear a black dress,
made with a body to impress.
With grapefruit and a bit of cream,
your palate will feel like a dream.
She has it all, brimming with zest,
a lovely wine for that special guest…
In a glass of our Chardonnay,
green fig on your palate to stay.
Lemon zest to find on the nose,
apple blossom to make a pose.
Oak flavours of crème brûlée,
this wine is joy even on a cool day…
PINOTAGE ROSÉ 2018
Terroir reflects on the taste,
no glass will be left to waste.
You will embrace the petal of a rose,
layered gently on this pale wine’s nose.
Strawberry dewdrop from a finger,
with crispy watermelon to linger…
LADY M 2018
A creation dedicated to my dearest,
a well presented Pinotage in its purest.
No wood was added to this wine indeed,
as make-up she surely doesn’t need.
Like rose chocolate full and round,
to Lady ‘M’ I am forever bound…
Layered elegantly in this Pinotage,
lies the barrel selection and bâtonnage.
While balance and elegance fill your mind,
with mulberry and smoky chocolate to find.
Gushing raspberry and cherry flavour,
will dance on your palate to savour…
Lovingly described as liquid caviar,
this truly reflects our terroir.
Concentrated spice yet nice and sweet,
hidden behind a blueberry treat.
Even hints of a jasmine flower,
will be enjoyed in this flavour tower…
Virility in the Cabernet to be found,
Merlot adding to it with her elegant sound.
A marriage described as balanced and fruity,
roasted almonds in the heart of this beauty.
Best served with a stew or beef roast,
this wine will have you cheerful at each toast…
Poems for the rest of their wines cab be seen on the last page of their magazine at